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Lee Krasner

As I said in an earlier post, Lee Krasner gave Pollock’s Easter and the Totem to the MoMA, and I think that was a measure of her regard for that work, which otherwise is not much celebrated. The conventional wisdom … Continue reading

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Shame

I’ve been thinking a lot about Anton Ehrenzweig’s idea that artists are shameless, that art is a kind of self exposure that demonstrates a courageous defiance of social norms—of guilt in fact. I’ve discussed it before on this blog. But … Continue reading

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Alfons Schilling

Alfons Schilling used to spin his round canvases on the wall and throw the paint on while they spun. The date is a shocker. A common response today would be that he anticipates Damien Hirst’s Spin Paintings, but I think … Continue reading

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